By Juenta Key To answer that question, we need to understand what flash fiction is about. It is a short story under 1000 words, generally right at or around 500 words. Flash fiction is the length of one short scene with emotional IMPACT using shocks, twists, irony, OR something deeply meaningful to end it. Anything less […]Read more "What Makes a Good Flash Fiction Piece?"
Cauldron of Ghosts by David Weber My rating: 5 of 5 stars I really enjoy this series. When Weber and Eric Flint get together, they are better than the sum of their parts. Victor Cachat and Anton Zilwicki are best appreciated as a superspy buddy comedy, something like Lethal Weapon with spies in space. This […]Read more "Book Review: Cauldron of Ghosts by David Weber & Eric Flint"
Hi friends! As promised, the second Gunsmoke & Dragonfire book trailer drop! SUPPORT THE KICKSTARTER HERE: http://kck.st/2ASWKje 99 CENTS PREORDER JANUARY ONLY! https://amzn.to/2W0Y38L 25 stories from bestselling, award-winning, established and new international authors! This trailer highlights tales of rogues and wanderers in the anthology: No-Sell by Ricardo Victoria Glorious Madness by Jude-Marie Green The Sound […]Read more "Gunsmoke & Dragonfire: Second Book Trailer Drop!"
By Kate Elliot The cold equations of “realism,” some claim, suggest there is little scope for women taking an active and interesting role in epic stories set in fantasy worlds based in a pre-modern era. Women’s lives in the past were limited, constrained, and passive, they say. To include multiple female characters in dynamic roles […]Read more "Writing Women Characters into Epic Fantasy without Quotas"
By Mike Wall You’ve probably heard about the moon-orbiting space station that NASA plans to start building in the next half-decade. This outpost, known as the Lunar Orbital Platform-Gateway, will help humanity extend its footprint out into deep space and also enable a variety of interesting scientific and commercial activities on and around the moon, NASA […]Read more "NASA Plans to Build a Moon-Orbiting Space Station"
You’re a hobbit and you don’t like adventure. You think originality is dangerous! You should NEVER bring a unique setting to fantasy or science fiction! And God help you if you MIX the two! You believe that stories about people and their very human motivations are boring, even if you punctuate them with lots of […]Read more "10 Reasons Why You *Shouldn’t* Support Once Upon a Time in the Wyrd West!"
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By Django Wexler I am, I have to admit, a war buff. I read military histories for fun, the kind with fold-out maps covered in little colored arrows and notations like “Kollowrath (40,000)”. As I am also a fantasy novelist, the nature of war in fantasy fiction has…